If you’re looking to get into a brand new, world-class SUV without the luxury price-tag, and can’t decide between the award winning Peugeot 3008 or the ALSO award-winning Peugeot 5008, here’s everything you need to know.
We have conducted a fair assessment of two Peugeot SUV models, the 3008 and the 5008 which we think will help unlock the full potential of the SUV.
Why should I choose the Peugeot 3008?
The Peugeot 3008 is a mid-size SUV tha is easy on the eye, and packs in engine choices and state-of-the-art technology that most car buyers in Australia are looking for.
The Peugeot 3008 also has been very prolific in winning many major international awards, including the 2017 European Car of The Year title.
Design – Peugeot 3008
The Peugeot 3008 is a great looking model with a larger front with recessed headlights, and is surrounded by a huge front grille.
The beltline travels along the rear of the car, where it meets the three-stripe rear lights.
Inside the vehicle, a futuristic dash set-up is headlined by the ‘i-Cockpit’, which features a customisable digital screen, accompanied by a second, 8.0-inch multimedia screen in the dash’s centre.
Engine – Peugeot 3008
The Peugeot 3008 has two engines to choose from; a petrol unit available in the Active, Allure and GT Line cars, and a diesel that’s exclusive to the high-end GT.
The diesel drinker is a 2.0-litre unit that can easily do 122kW at 3750rpm, as well as 400Nm at 2000rpm.
The petrol option is a 1.6-litre unit that is turbocharged to produce approximately 121kW at 6000rpm, as well as 240Nm at 1400rpm.
Price and Features – Peugeot 3008
There are four variants in the 3008 range: the cheapest is the Active, two mid-range models in the Allure and the GT Line, with the top-range being the GT trim.
The Active features roof rails, alloy wheels (17 inches), daytime running LED lights, and wipers and headlights that are fully automated.
In the cabin, you’ll find the excellent i-Cockpit which is a 12.3-inch display which includes a touchscreen (8-inches) that is equipped for Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto, navigation, mobile phone induction and climate control.
If you go up to the Allure model, then you will be adding on features which include: entry without keys and the start of a push button, rear window privacy glass and a fabric dash. The vehicle also has alloys (18-inches) and LED lights which light up the ground under the front and back passenger doors.
The GT adds LED fog lights as well as headlights. There are also some amazing exterior design features, such as a new 18-inch wheel design, and scuff plates.
Last but not least is the GT which includes alloy wheels (19-inches), with top-quality front seats that include an amazing massage and heating function.
Why should I choose the Peugeot 5008?
The 5008 continues from the good work of the 3008. However, this model has more room for storage and for passengers.
The Peugeot 5008 has a versatile interior, with a brilliant choice of engines and a conventional automatic drive which add up to the 5008 being a top-class player in the seven-seat category.
Design – Peugeot 5008
The Peugeot 5008 is a unique size in its own right. In fact, its’ 165mm longer than its five-seat 3008 counterpart, but it’s much smaller than real seven-seaters. However, this is not a bad thing when it comes to its aesthetics.
The 5008 is a compact and dynamic vehicle, with a bulky bonnet, body kit and also includes shiny alloys that add to a strong road presence
The cabin design inside has a futuristic feeling. It has a textured, layered dash design to make the front passengers feel like they’re sitting in a cockpit, with key-style controls dynamically included within the dash that control the air-con and the headlights
Engine – Peugeot 5008
The Peugeot 5008 has two engine sizes available: a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine available in the Allure and GT-Line, and the GT’s 2.0-litre turbo-diesel motor.
These sizes are both coupled with a six-speed automatic gearbox which exclusively move the front wheels.
The petrol engine can do 121kW at 6000rpm and 240Nm at 1400rpm, and the diesel is good at 133kW at 3750rpm and 400Nm at 2000rpm. So you could say the horsepower specifications are next to none. The diesel has a low-end torque which makes it the punchiest drive around.
Also, just to add the fuel-tank capacity is approximately 56 litres.
Price and Features – Peugeot 5008
The entry point in the Peugeot 5008 family is the $42,990 Allure, which is a petrol-powered model with a front-wheel drive and features that include but are not limited to roof rails, 18-inch alloy wheels, automated wipers and headlights, heated electric door mirrors and entry without keys.
The inside of the vehicle includes three rows of leather seats, with dual-zone climate-controlled windows. You will also find an 8.0-inch central touchscreen which includes navigation and DAB, along with wireless charging for Android.
The GT-Line, which costs $46,990,adds an auto-opening boot that is activated with the swipe of a foot. The GT-Line’s other features include a leather steering wheel, chrome exhaust tips and touches such as a redesigned front bumper and special floor mats.
The GT is the premium variant which fetches around $52,990. Along with its diesel engine, you will also receive 19-inch alloy wheels, an Alcantara cabin trim, heated seats in the front and prominent arches.